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April 2012

Now & Wow Class - Pennant Parade

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Double Country Dozen Rewards

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Todays card is the Now version from class, ya gotta love ice cream.

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Stamp Set: Pennant Parade, Create a Cupcake

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Sweet Shop Specialty DSP, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler

Ink: Soft Suede

Misc: Word Window punch, Petite Pennants Builder punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Cupcake Builder punch

So if you did not watch American Idol, stop reading...cause here I go...

They finally picked an amazing band to play.  Queen, and the Idols sang two songs, the first one was a Queen song picked by the band and then second was a song of their choice.

First up was Jessica, they pulled out all the stops for her to start off the show, she started singing and it was black and white and then as the song got louder the color came. She had sneakers on instead of those high shoes so she could move a bit more, she kicked her leg once.

Skylar was next and this girl has me eating my words, I am really liking her now, and she was so good for her first song, it was twangy Queen.

Joshua was so-so for his first song, I mean I liked it but the mic seemed awkward and some of the words he sang with a little lift at the end, and I didn't care for that, the judges loved it.

Elise was next and this is so her kinda music, she was comfortable singing it, for me, I didn't think she picked the best Queen song as I didn't know this one.

Phillip was up next and he is so painful to watch sing, he is all red faced, veins popping and this song he almost talked more in it than sang.

Hollie was last in this first round and she sounded amazing, and again it was an odd choice of Queen song.

Then they got to sing the songs they wanted to sing.

Jessica was up again and this time they pulled out the fan to blow her dress and hair around, the song was sang beautifully but boring, she sang it for her Dad but still she needs to kick it up a notch. 

Skylar was awesome she sang a country song,obviously, with her guitar, and she had a great night. I am looking into my crystal ball and I see her advertising feminine camouflage clothes. You know how they have all the sport jerseys now that are womans styles? Best female tonight.

Joshua was back and Oh. My. Gosh. this was beautiful and I didn't even know the song, and it reminded me of when Fantasia was on and she sat on the stage and sang this hauntingly beautiful song, it was his shining moment I think of the whole season.  Best male tonight.

Elise she picked a perfect song for her, and I can't wait for her record to come out, but I didn't know the song and I think that is not good to do, and J-Lo even called her on it.

Phillip a.k.a. Phillip Squared a.k.a. He is Who He Is.  I didn't know the song, it was odd, it had a fiddle player and a big sax player accompanying him and J-Lo even told him he can't do that this late in the competition playing stuff we don't know and making it all unique and Phillip-ness. Funny moment was after he sang and Ryan mentioned his girlfriend Julianne Hough thinking Phillip was yummy and it showed her off stage goofing off.

Hollie ended out the evening with an amazing song and I really hope she stays.

I voted for Skylar, Joshua, Elise and Hollie.  I think that either Phillip or Jessica goes home...and don't hate me but I hope it's Jessica.

I'm off to bed.

Have an awesome Thursday and thanks for stopping in.

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Double Country Dozen Rewards Are Back!

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Sorry for all the extra posts the past few days, this is a crazy time of year with the catalog ending, the retiring lists coming out and all that.

Speaking of retiring lists, here is the stamp sets and the accessories that are retiring.  The sets will be available till May 31, but the accessories are only around while supplies last.

I hope you are enjoying my Country Dozen Rewards.  I want to thank everyone who has participated so far and I hope you are enjoying your free stamps.


As a way to thank all of you for helping us earn the Disneyworld Incentive Trip, I thought how about Double the Country Dozen Rewards?





So April 25 - May 5 until midnight, when you place an on-line order through my store that totals $40.00 before tax and shipping you will earn not 1 egg, but 2, order $80.00 before tax and shipping and you will earn 4 eggs, and so on. Cool eh?


The clearance rack has been updated, the retired stamps and accessory lists are out, there has to be something on your wish list right?

Just a note: 

When you look at the retired accessories list, you'll note that all of our Stampin' Pads are listed. This is for two reasons: (1) Craft Stampin' Pads will now only be available in black and white; and (2) we are introducing a new Firm Foam pad in our Classic Stampin' Pads with the 2012-2013 annual catalog. So you don't have to worry.


Please keep in mind the Country Dozen Rewards are for on-line orders only. Club orders, workshop orders, product shares, etc. don't count, thanks for understanding. 


After you have earned a Dozen eggs you can pick a stamp set any price as a Thank You from me and with the new catalog starting June 1 you might fall in love with a set you just have to have.


I will verify the dates when you turn your reward sheet in so make sure to mark your sheet accordingly and write double points with the dates!!!


I have attached a flyer so you can print it out and keep track.  It also explains all the other details about the rewards program.



Hostess Benefits


Please remember that when you place an order that totals at least $150.00 (before tax and shipping) you have earned hostess benefits, but you have to be ordering through my on-line store in order to get them, so please use the link below to get there directly. The ordering system will ask you for your choices before you close the order.


Here is the link to make it easier:


Please note that this rewards program is being offered by me, Diana Gibbs only, and not Stampin' Up!


If you have any questions, please let me know, you can email me at [email protected] or call me at 602-339-2776

 Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for stopping in!

Hugs, Di


Now & Wow Class - Just My Type II

The Retired Stamp Sets & Accessories List is Here!

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As I type this post The Voice is on and I am half listening to it, I did see them show a girl that sang last night and she had black wings on...hmmmm....sounds like the music is too loud for the singing, they sure seem to be yelling?

Today's card shows the Wow card of the card I showed yesterday.

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Stamp Set: Just My Type

Paper: Real Red, Blushing Bride, Whisper White

Ink: Jetblack Stazon

Misc: Blushing Bride Pleated ribbon, Rhinestones, 3" circle die, Scallop Circle #2 Die, Houndstooth embossing folder

So I don't remember if I mentioned on here a long while ago that I could not find a few bracelets and I could not remember the last time I saw them. I looked through all the luggage and everything. So I figured I lost them on the Alaska cruise, my trip to Canada when Courtney got married or Founder's Circle.  I was able to call the hotels from the latter trips and nothing had been turned in but not the cruise, so I figured they were gone forever. So today Jeff starts to pack his little red carry on and he comes out to me and hands me the little jewelry box and says "are you packing already?" and I was like "OMG!  I thought I lost these forever!!!"  I was so happy and gosh even more so when I saw my Artisan Award bracelet was in there too...yikes!  You can guarantee I won't be putting them in anyone elses bag but my own from now on.

Well this old gal has to get back to work.

Have an awesome Wednesday and thanks for stopping in.

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Join My Family of Demonstrators for $99.00

I am so excited to announce that beginning May 1, Stampin' Up! is offering a fully customisable Starter Kit for new recruits at a new lower price of $99! This will give you the perfect start to your business--your way!

When you join my Stampin' Up! family, the choice is yours to put together a kit with any of our current high-quality products--you can choose up to $125 worth of any Stampin' Up! products! You'll also receive a business supplies pack (valued at $65) to create a kit with a total value of $190 that still ships for FREE!

With the introduction of the new Starter Kit, you will no longer have the option to purchase another kit or the add-ons. So if you want to order the current kit option, you will need to sign up by April 30, 2012, 11:50 PM (MT).

Joining is quick and easy, you can do it online at my website and start ordering right away.

Don't forget you get a free stamp set of your choice as a welcome gift from me for joining my team. This special is from me only, not Stampin' Up!

Plus what is even better, the new catalog is right around the corner which means as a Demonstrator we can pre-order new items starting in May!!

I would love to have you join my team of amazing Demonstrators that are all over the USA, please let me know if you have any questions.

Convention 2012

Convention registrated has already started, as a Demonstrator you will be able to join the thousands of other Demonstrators July 18 -21 in Salt Lake City, Utah, there we learn about new products, hands on stamping, meet new friends, get lots of goodies, and have the time of our lives!  Won't you join me?

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Now & Wow Class - Just My Type

The Retired List is Here!

Download Retiring Stamps 2012 Black & White PDF Flyer

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Today's card shows another 10/10/20 Now & Wow Class card, and it is the Now version of the Just My Type card.  I love this set, it is so cute, and I hope it ends up in the new catalog, and there are more greetings to go with it. This card is actually a tweak of a swap card I got from my friend Tiffany Bauer. Thanks Tiffany, and see you soon!!!

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Stamp Set: Just My Type

Paper: Real Red, Blushing Bride, Whisper White

Ink: Jetblack Stazon

Misc: Blushing Bride Pleated ribbon, Rhinestones, 3" circle die, Scallop Circle #2 Die

Today I ran some errands, mani, pedi, hair cut and color. Tomorrow I have to go to the chiropractor, I figured it wouldn't hurt to get an adjustment. Not my neck though, I don't like that.

Well this old gal has to get to bed. Have an awesome Tuesday and thanks for stopping in.

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